Electrician Job Description

Electrician Job Description

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Electrician provides trade, technical and code compliance leadership in all aspects of electrical and mechanical duties related to the distribution and safe utilization of electricity.

Electrician Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective electrician job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included electrician job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Preparing drawings and materials specifications for requisitions required by vendors or other departments
Identify proper materials for use on specific installations and complete maintenance and repair records
To troubleshoot complex electrical and electronic systems on all production and facility related equipment to component level, as required
Perform troubleshooting and repairs for complex computer and PLC controlled equipment / systems
OElectrical drawings, maintenance logs
Utilize oscilloscopes, signal generators, electronic counter, recorders
Calibrate and service electronic testing instruments
Responding and supporting electrical maintenance requirements within the department
Knowing and understanding process documentation and customer specific requirements, as they relate to the job function
Establishing and following up on project implementation, including timing, concept, feasibility, design, specifications, construction and commissioning

Electrician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Electrician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: MRPT, FN, OSHA, US, UL, NABCEP, IMSA, DPOR, MHSA, MSHA

Education for Electrician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the electrician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and High School Degree in Technical, Electrician, General Education, Industrial, Associates, Education, Electronics, Electrical Technology, Manufacturing, Military

Skills for Electrician

Desired skills for electrician include:

Job site safety ability to complete a company specific safety orientation
Commonly-used concepts
Procedures within a particular field
2011 NEC and the ability to navigate the guidelines
National Electrical Code
With ability to pass an electrical trade test

Desired experience for electrician includes:

Climbing, Balancing, Stooping, Kneeling, Crouching, Crawling, Reaching, Standing, Walking, Pushing, Pulling, Lifting, Fingering, Grasping, Feeling, Repetitive Motion
Identify Life, Health, and Safety (LHS) issues and repair circuit faults on electrical systems
Oversee electrical work of assigned employees to ensure compliance with standards
Follow all safety requirements including but not limited to Adhere to SDS (Safety Data Sheet), LOTO, Confined Space, Fall protection, Electrical Flash
Demonstrate Hershey values
Use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

Electrician Examples


Electrician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an electrician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for electrician
  • Keep production operating free of electrical problems
  • Ensure all Lock-out/Tag-out instructions are properly executed by ensuring that no short cuts are taken and that the equipment being locked-out is tested to confirm that no energy is available after Tag-out and prior to work commencing
  • Maintain Shift Logs and document preventive maintenance work as directed by Supervisor
  • Perform the housekeeping duties in the Electrical Shop and work areas
  • Maintain and upkeep all shop tools used by Terminal workers
  • Report and document all injuries and hazards to Supervisor
  • Assist Millwrights with work assignments
  • Perform any and all duties assigned by Supervisor, whether the assignments are electrically related or not
  • Must be able to work any shift, holidays, weekends and overtime when required
  • Must have a working knowledge of computers, and PLCs
Qualifications for electrician
  • Working knowledge of switch gear, transfer switches and ground fault systems
  • Working knowledge of electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and lighting
  • Knowledge and experience in low voltage (480 V) AC motors and control
  • Maintain Good Housekeeping skills
  • Knowledge of programmable logic controls and other control systems, graphical user interfaces, motor starters, gear boxes, conveyor systems, hydraulics, pneumatics
  • Ability to read wiring schematics and understand relay ladder logic

Electrician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of electrician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for electrician
  • Read blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, or engineering instructions for assembling or connecting electronic units, applying knowledge of electronic theory and components
  • Adjust or replace defective or improperly functioning components, using hand tools or soldering iron
  • Assemble, test, or maintain electronic components, according to engineering instructions, technical manuals, or knowledge of electronics, using hand or power tools
  • Perform preventative maintenance or calibration of equipment or systems
  • Provide support and education, working with users to identify needs, determine sources of problems, or to provide information on product use
  • Will include other tasks as necessary for the operation of the department and the plant
  • Perform all work assignments in a neat and quality manner
  • Charge material out per Atkinson procedures
  • Ability to carry out supervisor instructions in accordance with Atkinson policies and procedures
  • Comply with the company’s work rules and policies as explained in the company Employee Handbook, Facility Policies and Procedures manual and the Statement of Work
Qualifications for electrician
  • Understanding electrical controls and circuitry
  • 4 – 6 years of commercial electrical experience
  • Applicable Electrician experience
  • Perform electrical and electro-mechanical preventive and corrective maintenance
  • Perform troubleshooting and minor repair of HVAC equipment, chiller systems and other auxiliary manufacturing equipment
  • Strong knowledge of AC induction motors, controls, sensors, mechanical systems, and troubleshooting

Electrician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for an electrician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for electrician
  • Undertake fault-finding and diagnostic work as required to repair and maintain electrical plant such as pumps, screens, motors, instrumentation & switch gear
  • Ensure all work undertaken is to a good standard, done in a safe manner and complying with the company’s health and safety procedures at all times
  • Receive a job specification sheet and attend site to carry out general electrical maintenance works BS7671, fire alarm works to BS5839, emergency lighting BS5266 and data works
  • Complete administrative duties including
  • Maintain, inspect, and troubleshoot facilities to ensure their safe and efficient operation with minimum supervision
  • Inspect rides, facilities and attractions, notifying appropriate management of any and all hazards that may endanger our guests or employees
  • Follow state, local, and Park regulations for installations and maintenance of electrical systems
  • Create a warm, fun, atmosphere for guests
  • Conduct daily safety inspections for various rides and equipment
  • Diagnose improper operation of equipment and devices, repair, replace or notify proper departments of required work
Qualifications for electrician
  • Basic electrical installation
  • Read basic prints – assembly drawings, parts drawings
  • Basic machine shop work
  • Thread pipe
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 2 years work experience as an Electrician or an Industrial Technology Certificate or an Associate’s Degree in Industrial Electrical Technology or a Journeyman’s Card as an Industrial Electrician
  • 5 years of electrician experience

Electrician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an electrician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for electrician
  • Maintain and repair pump controls, alarm systems, laundry, and food and beverage equipment
  • Maintain emergency generator systems
  • Maintain Energy Management system
  • Install control and distribution apparatus such as switches, relays, and circuit-breaker panels
  • Repair rides and facilities including motors, wiring, controls
  • Knowledge of Allen Bradley control systems
  • Maintenance of domestic and commercial electrical installations
  • Locating and rectifying a wide range of electrical faults
  • Ensures a safe work environment for self and others at all time
  • Perform highly diversified duties to install and maintain production machines and plant facility’s electrical equipment
Qualifications for electrician
  • Basic electrical circuits
  • Read and interpret electrical & hydraulic schematics technical manuals
  • Ability to plan, organize and lead
  • Should have an Associates or Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Maintenance or equivalent
  • High School graduate plus completion of a four year Electronics/Electrical Apprenticeship, or two year associate degree in electronics
  • Must have worked four years as an electrician in the electronic repair field

Electrician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of electrician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for electrician
  • Plan, layout, install and repair a wide variety of complex electrical equipment including automatic machine and process controls, control centers and panels, relays, circuit breakers, electronic controls, tape actuated controls and other equipment involving tube or transistor circuits
  • Diagnose problems, replace or repair parts, detect and replace defective control modules, test and make adjustments
  • Perform regular preventive maintenance on machines and plant facilities including air compressors, nitrogen lines, and lighting systems
  • Perform a variety of plumbing maintenance and carpentry functions including building of carts and layout boards without prints
  • Detect faulty operations, defective material and report these and any unusual situations to proper supervision
  • Rebuild mechanical electrical devices including electric motors not requiring rewinding
  • Hard wire switch house and control houses from drawings
  • Reviews carefully the work of the Electrical Helper explaining any modifications required in the work
  • Respond to customer impact requests for building maintenance – electrical, painting, basic carpentry, HVAC, and plumbing
  • Daily rounds of all mechanical spaces/ electrical rooms
Qualifications for electrician
  • Ideal candidate will have a 2 year degree in electronics or technical degree in electrical/electronics
  • Must pass electrical skills test
  • Team player who is self motivated and self directed
  • Ability to use hand and bench tools
  • Ability to read electrical prints and drawings
  • 5 years’ experience in an electrical capacity in a high speed production environment

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